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Good morning!
© Poppy Hyde
Good Morning! Great to see you!
It's time to come to Kimbalu.
We're singing, we're playing,
We hope that you enjoy it too.

Good morning! Great to see you!
It's time to come to Kimbalu.
We're clapping, we're tapping,
We hope that you enjoy it too.

(clapping and tapping knees)

Kimba wants to say hello
© Words by Lorrie Bell
Kimba wants to say hello, say hello, say hello,
Kimba wants to say hello, say hello to you.

Shall we say hello to him, hello to him, hello to him?
Shall we say hello to him, say hello to Kimba?
Shall we wave hello...

Hands upon your knees
Hands upon your knees, hands upon your knees,
Up and down, up and down,
Hands upon your knees.
head... feet... shoulders... tummy...

(Hands on knees, head, feet etc then lift them up and down)

Higgledy piggledy, my black hen
Higgledy piggledy my black hen
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
Sometimes 9, and sometimes 10,
Higgledy piggledy my black hen.

(Clap or tap knees)

Higgledy piggledy pop
The dog has eaten the mop!
The pigs in a hurry, the cats in a flurry
Higgledy piggledy, POP!

(Tap knees, then clap on 'pop' & 'mop' Roly-poly hands last two lines, then clap on 'pop')

What shall we do with the sleepy baby?
What shall we do with the sleepy baby,
What shall we do with the sleepy baby,
What shall we do with the sleepy baby,
Early in the morning?
Roll him on the bed and tickle him all over,
Roll him on the bed and tickle him all over,
Roll him on the bed and tickle him all over,
Early in the morning.

(Pretend to be a sleepy baby/have a cuddle, then have a tickle!)

Father and Mother and Uncle Tom
Father and Mother and Uncle Tom
Got up on a pony and rode along.
Father fell off! Weeeeee!
And Mother fell off! Weeeeee!
But Uncle Tom rode on and on and on and on and on!

(Bounce on a lap, then tip one way, then the other... and then bounce, bounce, bounce)

Half a pound of twopenny rice
Half a pound of twopenny rice, half a pound of treacle.
That's the way the money goes, Pop goes the weazel!

(Bounce on lap, lift child up high on your knees on the word 'goes', then let them fall down to the floor between your legs on the word 'pop'...gently though!)

I uncover my eyes
I uncover my eyes and what can I see?
I can see you..and you can see me.
I can see my fingers..and I can see my toes,
I can see my knees..but I can't see my nose!

(Hands over eyes until the word 'uncover' then point to each part of the body mentioned)

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Clap your hands together,
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Clap your hands together.
Round and round and round we go,
Round and round we go.
Round and round and round we go
Then put them on your... head ...knees ...feet

(Clap hands, then roly poly them for 'round and round', then put them on head, knees etc)

Hey Betty Martin
Hey Betty Martin, clap your hands, clap your hands,
Hey Betty Martin, clap your hands.
Hey Betty Martin, clap your hands, clap your hands,
Hey Betty Martin, clap your hands.
...wave your arms
...stamp your feet
...tap your knees

(Appropriate actions!)

I'm a little teapot short and stout
I'm a little teapot short and stout.
Here's my handle, here's my spout.
When I get the steam up, hear me shout,
Tip me up and pour me out!

(One arm makes a handle shape, one arm makes a spout shape and tip to one side to pour the tea out, you can even pretend to pour some tea into a cup!)

Jack in the box
Jack in the box jumps up like this.
He makes me laugh as he waggles his head.
I gently press him down again,
Saying, "Jack in the box, you must go to sleep."

(Crouch down in your box with one hand on your head for the lid, jump up on the word 'up' with arms out to the side. Waggle your head and then gently press down on your head again with your hand and pretend to go to sleep. Or gently press down on a very young child's head and lift them up with a bounce)

Up high, down low
Up high... down low.
Up high... down low.
Now we're in the middle and we're going... up (or down)

(Stretch up high, then down to the floor, then put hands out in front of you... in the middle and then up or down. Smaller children can be lifted up and down)

Up the tall white candlestick
Up the tall white candlestick went little Mousy Brown.
He blew the candle out..(blow) and then he ran right down... weeeee!

(Pretend to make a little mouse by wiggling your 2nd & 3rd finger, then make him walk up the candlestick until he's as high as you can stretch. Blow up high then let him run all the way to the bottom. You can lift little babies up, blow in their hair, then come all the way down again)

Little Ducky Duddle
Little Ducky Duddle went wading in a puddle,
Went wading in a puddle quite small.
Said he, "It doesn't matter how much I splash and splatter.
I'm only a ducky after all.
"Quack, quack!"

(Arms down at your side with your hands turned up and waggle from side to side. Splash in your pretend puddle, then use your hands to make a quacking action)

Row, row, row your boat
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.
Rock, rock, rock your boat gently down the stream,
If you see a crocodile,
Don't forget to scream - Aahh!

(Face each other sitting with legs outstretched, holding hands and rocking backwards and forwards. Next verse rock from side to side and give a little scream at the end. Or sit on a lap both facing forwards)

Come now lay your sleepy head
© Poppy Hyde
Come now lay your sleepy head, down upon your cosy bed.
Close your eyes and do not peep,
It's now time to go to sleep.
Wake up you sleepy head, get up, get out of bed.
Wake up you sleepy head, get up, get out of bed.
Upsa daisy, upsa daisy, upsa daisy, lazy!

(Lay down pretending to sleep, then jump up when the alarm rings. Dance from side to side then give them a swing on the 'upsa daisy' and a cuddle on 'lazy')

Here we go Looby Lou
Here we go Looby Lou, here we go Looby Light.
Here we go Looby Lou, all on a Saturday night.
You put your right hand in, you put your right hand out,
You give it a little shake and shake and shake and shake... left hand.

(Actions as suggested. You could also go round in a circle then stand still, facing into the circle, to put each foot forward in turn and give it a little shake. Then jump your 'whole self' in-.or lift your child up and into the circle- then out again)

Bubbles blowing in the air
© Emily Bell
Bubbles blowing in the air,
Bubbles blowing every where.
Pop, pop, pop, pop ,pop, pop, pop,
Pop before they fall.
...catch, catch, catch, catch them if you can.

(Play with bubbles or make bubble shapes in the air with your hands and pretend to pop them or catch them)

Ladybird, ladybird
© Poppy Hyde
Ladybird, ladybird, sit on my finger.
Oh, how many spots can I see?
Ladybird, ladybird, sit on my finger.
I wonder; is it one, two or three?

(Hold up your index finger and talk to the pretend ladybird sitting on it, then pretend to count how many spots there are. Maybe you can count even more than three!)

A little frog lived in a hole
A little frog lived in a hole.
Softly, softly, when all was quiet...
As quiet could be...
Up jumped he!

(Hide your thumb inside your clenched fingers and then let him jump out on the word 'up')

To market
To market, to market to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety jig.
To market, to market to buy a fat hog
Home again, home again, jiggety jog.

(Bounce children on your lap, lift them a bit higher on the word 'hog' then bounce even faster for the last line)

Round and round the garden
Round and round the garden like a teddybear,
One step, two step and tickle you under there.
Walking down the hallway, climbing up the stairs,
One step, two step and tickle you under there.

(Make a circle shape with your finger on your child's hand then hop up their arm on the words 'one' and 'two', then tickle under their arm, if they're in a tickly mood walk your fingers down their chest, then up again and tickle under the chin)

1,2,3,4,5
1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive.
6,7,8,9,10, then I let him go again.
Why did you let him go?
Because he bit my finger so.
Which finger did he bite?
This little finger on my right!

(Count 5 fingers on one hand then pretend to catch a fish. Count the fingers on the other hand then pretend to let the fish go. Lift hands palm up to ask why, then look sad, or rub your eyes and pretend to cry. Palms up to ask again, then hold up your little finger. Maybe give it a kiss better)

Horsey, horsey
Horsey, horsey, don't you stop.
Just let your feet go clippety clop,
Your tail go swish and your wheels go round.
Giddy up, we're homeward bound.

(Bounce on laps)

Here are the beehives
Here are the beehives
But where are the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees.
Will they come buzzing out of their hives?
...1 ...2 ...3,4,5!

(Hold up both clenched fists in front of you, lift them to the sides to ask 'where', put your fists up to your eyes for 'hiding away', hold them up to the side again for 'will they come buzzing' then lift each finger up when counting thumbs together, 1st fingers together etc, then give a tickle whilst making a buzzing sound)

When cows get up in the morning
When cows get up in the morning they always say, 'Good day!'
When cows get up in the morning they always say, 'Good day!'
'Moo, moo, moo, moo!' That is what they say, they say
'Moo, moo, moo, moo!' that is what they say.
(pigs, sheep, ducks,cats)

Worms are wiggly
© Poppy Hyde
Worms are wiggly,
Underneath the ground.
Now they're coming, now they're coming
Up to look around!

(Wiggle your finger (or a rolled up scarf) along the floor then let it wiggle its way up and look around!)

Hickory dickory dock
Tick tock, tick tock (spoken)
Hickory dickory dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one (clap), the mouse ran down.
Hickory dickory dock.

Tick tock, tick tock (spoken)
...struck two (clap, clap), the mouse went..Boo!
...struck three (clap, clap, clap), the mouse went ..Weeee!

(Rock from side to side, clap once then tickle all the way from head to toe, clap twice and peek-a-boo with hands over eyes, clap 3 times then tickle fingers down again)

This is the way the ladies ride
This is the way the ladies ride,
Tri-ta-ti-trot, Tri-ta-ti-trot
This is the way the gentlemen rides,
Gallop-a-trot, Gallop-a-trot
This is the way the farmer rides...
Hobbledy-hoy, hobbledy-hoy.
But the butcher's boy goes...
Bump-ety, Bump-ety, Bump-ety,
Boing!!

(Bounce on lap, gently for the ladies, energetically for the gentlemen and very wobbly for the farmers, then bounce right off for the butcher's boy!)

Tinga Layo
Tinga layo, come little donkey, come.
Tinga layo, come little donkey, come.
My donkey buck, my donkey leap,
My donkey kick with his two hind feet.
My donkey buck, my donkey leap,
My donkey kick with his two hind feet.

(Bounce on lap, with a specially big bounce for 'buck' and 'leap' then lift child's feet up and down in turn in time to the music, facing outwards may be easier)

Can you make a funny sound?
© Words by Lorrie Bell
Can you make a funny sound?
Can you tap upon the ground?
Can you wiggle your ears like this?
And give someone a little kiss!

(As the song says!)

Incey wincey spider
Incey wincey spider climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain,
So Incey wincey spider climbed up the spout again.

(Make a spider shape with your hands and make it crawl up high, make raindrops by wiggling your fingers and swish your hands forward to wash the spider out, make a big sunshine circle with your arms, then let the spider climb up again)

Big eyed owl
There's a big eyed owl with two pointy ears,
A long pointy nose and claws for his toes.
He lives way up high in the trees
And when he looks at me
He flaps his wings and says
"Toowit-ta-woo." (x3)

(Make circles over your eyes with your fingers, then make pointy ears with your index fingers. Use your index finger for a pointy nose and then make your hands look like claws in front of you. Point up high, then make owl eyes again, flap your hands out at the side like wings and then make owl sounds)

Two little dickie birds
© Verses 2,3,4 words by Lorrie Bell
Two little dickie birds sitting on a wall,
One named Peter, One named Paul.
Fly away Peter, Fly away Paul.
Come back Peter, Come back Paul.

Two little ponies standing on a hill,
One named Bonny, one named Bill.
Trot away Bonny, Trot away Bill.
Come back Bonny, come back, Bill.

Two little fishes swimming in the sea,
One named Lucy, one named Lee.
Swim away Lucy, swim away Lee.
Come back Lucy, come back Lee.

Two little pussy cats sitting on a mat,
One named Percy, one named Pat.
Run away Percy, run away Pat.
Come back Percy, come back Pat.

(Use your two index fingers to sit on a wall (or trot along, or swim, or sit on a mat), then make them go one at a time behind your back and then out again.)

Little fingers
One little, two little, three little fingers,
Four little, five little, six little fingers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little fingers,
Ten little fingers on my hands.

(Count your fingers then wiggle them all)

Roly poly
Roly poly ever so slowly,
Roly poly ever so fast.

(Roly poly hands round each other very slowly, then as fast as you can on the words 'ever so fast')

Wind the bobbin up
Wind the bobbin up, wind the bobbin up,
Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.
Wind the bobbin up, wind the bobbin up,
Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.
Point to the ceiling, point to the floor,
Point to the window, point to the door.
Clap your hands together, one, two, three,
Put your hands upon your knees.

(Roly poly hands, then pull hands outwards twice and clap three times. Point as directed then clap your hands and put them down on your knees)

Pattacake
Pattacake, pattacake, bakers man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Pat it and prick it and mark it with B
And put it in the oven for baby and me.

(Clap with wide, slow claps, then 'pat' and 'prick' with one hand on the other and use both hands together to put the cake in the oven)

Bubble, bubble
© Poppy Hyde
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble,
Blow, pop, pop!
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble,
Blow, pop, pop!
Floating, floating, floating free.
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble,
Blow, pop, pop!

(Make a bubble shape with both hands together, then pretend to pop the bubbles. Sway both your hands above your head for 'floating' and then make bubble shapes and pop again.)

Bye bye baby
Bye bye baby,
Baby bye,
Bye bye baby,
Baby bye,
Go to sleep my little one,
Sleep and rest 'til day is done.

(Rocking, cuddling song)

Golden slumbers
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise.
Sleep little darling, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby.

(Rocking, cuddling song)

I love little pussy
I love little pussy, her coat is so warm
And if I don't hurt her she'll do me no harm
So I'll not pull her tail nor drive her away,
But pussy and I very gently will play.

(Another rocking, cuddling song, or children can pretend to hold a cat by folding their arms and using one hand to stroke the other arm)

Kimba wants to say goodbye
© Words by Lorrie Bell
Kimba wants to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye,
Kimba wants to say goodbye, say goodbye to you.
Bye bye

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